Anger Management Support Arlington & Tyson's Corner

Anger Management

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
― Lao Tzu

What is anger?

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and becomes destructive, it can lead to problems—at work, in personal relationships and it can impede the quality of your life. Anger is a natural adaptive response to threats, and often inspires powerful, and sometimes aggressive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Anger can vary in intensity; from mild to intense. Like our other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as do the levels of your energy hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. When our reactions do not match the situation, it may be time to consider if you struggle to manage your anger effectively.

Symptoms of an anger problem may include:

Symptoms of an anger problem may include:

  • Feel angry easily and intensely, regardless of the cause.
  • Feel chronically irritable and grumpy.
  • Feeling that that you should not have to be subjected to frustration, inconvenience, or annoyance.
  • Struggle to take things in stride and feel particularly infuriated if a situation seems unjust or unfair (e.g., being corrected for a minor mistake).
  • Avoiding situations, withdrawing socially, or feeling physically ill (muscle tension, nausea, stomach upset) when you need to do things that you fear will cause discomfort

If any of the above symptoms resonate, anger may be consuming you and impeding your ability to live a happy and fulfilling life. Psychotherapy to better manage your anger may be beneficial.

Treatment for anger management

Treatment for anger management aims to help individuals better understand their anger so they can change how they think, feel, and react. MPS PLLC clinicians specialize in the treatment of anger management.

Evidence-based therapies for anger management include:

Ready to treat your anger?

MPS PLLC is here to guide you along the way to treating your anger problems. Therapy is a journey that can help you achieve a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We are here to guide you along the way. To learn more, contact us today.